The Japanese artist has quickly emerged as one of his country's leading DJ-producers. He has been exploring the deeper side of techno through well-received EPs on Midgar, The Bunker NY, and DJ Nobu’s Bitta label, as well as standout tracks on compilations on Semantica and Time to Express.
A chance encounter at Berghain in February of 2015 connected Wata with Bryan Kasenic, founder of The Bunker New York, who already knew his music. As a result of this meeting, The Bunker released a podcast from Wata later that year, which was followed by Igarashi’s Mood of the Machines EP in 2016. The relationship has further deepened through working together on this follow-up record and Wata making his North American debut as a DJ at The Bunker in September of 2017.
Describing his creative development, Igarashi says: “the more I produce and play, the more I discover. I keep finding different aspects or nuances of making and performing techno music. This process of learning and constantly going deeper is very exciting for me, it is unlike anything else I have experienced before. I am appreciative of the opportunities I have been getting and I just want to pursue them as far as I can, it is deeply motivating doing something I love with people I respect.”
According to Igarashi, the Question and Answer EP is “about communication and connections, so it makes sense for it to be on The Bunker NY, a label that features so many friends and artists that inspire me. My relationship with Bryan has been an important and rewarding one for me, and I am really happy to be working with him again on this record.”
A2. Train of Thought
B1. Question and Answer
B2. Broken Telephone
Question and Answer EP will land on April 20.